Jan 13, 2022


2024 Brush Cards

Dear Town of Clay Resident:

For the calendar year 2024, your brush will be picked up each week by Superior Waste Removal under contract with the Town of Clay.

Holiday Pick-up: The weeks of Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving- if your collection day falls on or after an observed holiday your collection day will be the day after the normal pick-up day and will return to normal schedule the following week.  Unless otherwise noted all other holidays will remain on regular schedule.  Holidays that fall on the weekend will not be observed during the week. 

  • Limbs will be collected provided they are bundled and tied together (twine and rope ONLY), less than five feet long and less than 50 pounds in weight. Limbs shall have a diameter no greater than 6 inches. Removal and disposal of trees are the sole responsibility of the property owner and are not under the brush contract.
  • The preferred method of disposal is to use paper lawn and leaf bags or burlap (not to exceed 50lbs) as both will be wholly disposed in the truck. The use of trash cans or other rigid plastic containers is at the discretion of the homeowner. 
  • Yard waste will not be collected from: cardboard boxes, metal/plastic barrels, collapsible wire bags or wheelbarrows.
  • Plastic bags may not be used either inside or outside of the rigid containers.
  • Items should not be placed in any manner that obstructs traffic, pedestrians, or drainage.   
  • Torn, ripped or overweight bagged items will not be collected.
  • Items must be placed in a manner easily visible and accessible.
  • Dirt/Sod must be removed from plant roots.  Dirt/Sod will not be disposed of as brush.
  • All potted plants shall be removed from their container (pot). The container will not be collected as part of this service.

Items that will not be collected include: pumpkins, rocks, rubbish, refuse, recyclables, landscaping fabric, construction materials, furniture, appliances, sinks, tubs, white goods, carpet and other appliances, tires, batteries, automobile parts, or brush from other districts. Any of these items mistakenly left at the curb will not be picked up and according to Town regulations, must be removed from the street side before 6 p.m. on collection day.

 Please remember, should you have any of these items or any other service requests feel free to contact us for a quote.


Most questions or complaints can be handled directly with Superior Waste Removal at (315) 672-3174 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Please leave a message if prompted.  If we are not able to assist or resolve the issue, contact the Town of Clay, Supervisor Damian M. Ulatowski’s Office at (315) 652-3800 ext. 162 or email at

Apr 14, 2021


Districts 1 & 6 Brush Collection

Leaf Pick-up for Districts 1 and 6 only is held twice each year as follows: The first three (3) days in May and October. Please have your yard debris at the roadside on Sunday evening of those weeks for pick-up. Both loose and bagged leaves will be picked up by the Highway Department once during this time. Please contact the Highway Department if you have any questions. Thank you for your cooperation.

Apr 14, 2021


Yard Waste Recycling Center

Reminder: The Town of Clay offers a yard waste recycling center located on Oak Orchard Road, one mile east of the intersection of Henry Clay Blvd. The site will be open the second Saturday of each month from April - November, 8am til noon. Town of Clay residents may drop off (free of charge) yard waste such as leaves, grass clippings, shrubs, trees (including stumps), and concrete.

Please NO plastic pots or plastic packaging of any kind, including retail bags or plastic trash bags. If you bring any material in plastic, please be prepared to take it with you.

If you have any questions, please call the Highway Department at (315) 652-3800, prompt #3. You may also visit Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency's (OCRRA) website at or call (315) 453-2879 to obtain information on their yard waste options.

Dec 15, 2020


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Dec 2, 2020


Mailboxes Hit by Snowplow

What happens if a mailbox is damaged from snow removal?

Please call the Highway Department at (315) 652-3800 ext.168 as soon as possible.  As a courtesy, Highway will arrange to assess the damage and attempt to repair and upright your mailbox so you can receive mail. Resident mailboxes are located in the Town's right of way. Under the New York State Highway Law 319, the Town is not legally responsible for replacing mailboxes that may have been damaged by the snow removal process. The Town is mandated to clear the roads for emergency vehicles.

The only mailboxes that will be replaced due to plow damage are standard metal mailboxes with 4x4 wooden posts.

Under no circumstances the following be repaired or replaced:

Decorative mailbox or decorative post, or any other custom mailboxes/posts 

Plastic mailboxes of any kind, including Rubbermaid green surround

Posts which are already in unstable or poor condition

A mailbox that popped off the cross support and shows no damage

Mailboxes located on County or State maintained highway

Newspaper tubes will not be reinstalled, repaired or replaced

All mailboxes damaged during the winter season must be reported to the Highway Department by March 31st of that year.